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Dr Amnon Aran

Snr Lecturer in International Politics

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of International Politics

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City, University of London
Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Dr Aran joined the Department in September 2009. He was previously a Fellow in International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Dr Aran has also contributed to policy-making forums through his work with the European Union's Middle East Peace Task Force, ETN Zurich, Oxford Analytica, and he has commentated on Middle Eastern affairs for the BBC, Bloomberg and CCTV. His book - Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches - was recently published by Routledge. Dr Aran has also published in academic journals such as International Affairs, and International Politics.

Media contributions

Dr Aran has extensive experience in written, radio and television media commentary.

Research

PhD Supervision

Dr Aran welcomes PhD supervision on the following topics:

- Israel
- The Palestinians
- The Arab-Israeli conflict
- The foreign policy of Middle Eastern States
- Foreign Policy Analysis.

Research Students

Name
Efrat Sopher (In conjunction with the LSE)
Thesis Title
Israeli Foreign Policy towards Iran before the 1979 Revolution
Name
Mr. Gadi Yishayahu
Thesis Title
Decision-Making in Crisis and Information Overload
Name
Miranda Crowdus
Thesis Title
Building the House Anew with Trans-National Musical Collaborations: Music Communities, Politics and Social Protest in the Tel-Aviv Yafo Underground
Name
Mr Hisham Sabbag
Thesis Title
The role of US mediation in the Israeli-Syrian peace negotiations
Name
Ms Shelly Gotfried
Thesis Title
The rise of oligarchs in Israel
Name
Ms Leonie Fleischman
Thesis Title
The Israeli peace movement
Name
Mr Pietro De-Perini
Thesis Title
The impact of intercultural dialogue on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Publications

  1. Aran, A. and Ginat, R. (2014). Revisiting Egyptian Foreign Policy towards Israel under Mubarak: From Cold Peace to Strategic Peace. Journal of Strategic Studies, 37(4), pp. 556–583. doi:10.1080/01402390.2014.923766.

Book (5)

  1. Aran, A. and Alden, C. (2016). Foreign Policy Analysis: New Approaches. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-93428-3.
  2. Alden, C. and Aran, A. (2012). Conclusion New directions in foreign policy analysis. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-203-64099-9.
  3. Alden, C. and Aran, A. (2011). Foreign policy analysis: New approaches. London: Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-42798-2.
  4. Aran, A. (2009). Israel's foreign policy towards the PLO. Sussex: Sussex Academic Press.
  5. Aran, A. Israeli Foreign Policy since the end of the Cold War. Cambrdige University Press (Under contract, forthcoming).

Chapter (3)

  1. Aran, A. (2014). Israel’s foreign policy towards the PLO and its location on the cusp: From coherence to incoherence? The Role, Position and Agency of Cusp States in International Relations (pp. 97–110). ISBN 978-1-315-76847-2.
  2. Aran, A. (2013). ‘Israeli Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective’. Israel's Clandestine Diplomacies London/New York: Hurst/Oxford University Press.
  3. Aran, A. (2012). Europe and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Towards a New Diplomatic Engagement? Europe and the Middle East: The Hour of the EU? New York: Peter Lang.

Conference (24)

  1. Aran, A. (2013). Rethinking Egyptian Foreign Policy towards Israel. British International Studies Association June.
  2. Aran, A. (2013). The Middle East and the Arab Uprisings. British Ministry of Defence lecture series May.
  3. Aran, A. (2013). Israel and the Arab Uprisings: Two Years On. May, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  4. Aran, A. (2013). Briefing to Deputy Minister, Alistair Burt. The MEPP in the wake of contemporary developments March.
  5. Aran, A. (2013). From Cold peace to strategic peace? Egyptian Foreign Policy towards Israel under Mubarak. Feb 2013 – Mar 2013, Warwick University, University of Haifa.
  6. Aran, A. (2012). Israel and the Arab Uprisings: A Provisional Analysis. November, FCO.
  7. Aran, A. (2012). Containment and non-State Actors. Polis October, University of Cambridge.
  8. Aran, A. (2012). After the Arab Spring: Power Shift in the Middle East? May, LSE.
  9. Aran, A. (2012). Israel as a Cusp State. International Collaboration British Academy funded project, on the Cusp conference April, Middle Eastern Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.
  10. Aran, A. (2012). From Cold Peace to Strategic Peace? Egyptian Foreign Policy towards Israel under Mubarak, 1981-2011. BRISMES Conference March, LSE.
  11. Aran, A. (2011). Israel’s Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective. Trondheim, Norway.
  12. Aran, A. (2011). Israel: Navigating the challenges of the Democracy. December, Chatham House.
  13. Aran, A. (2011). Israel amid the Arab Uprisings. November, Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
  14. Aran, A. (2011). The scope and nature of Israel studies in Europe. June, Italian Middle East Study Association.
  15. Aran, A. (2011). Containment and territorial transnational actors: Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas. June, British Middle East Study Association, Exeter.
  16. Aran, A. (2011). Containing Transterritorial Actors: Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas. April, British International Study Association.
  17. Aran, A. (2011). Beyond Security: Israeli Foreign Policy in Historical Perspective. March, Kings College London.
  18. Aran, A. (2011). Israel’s foreign policy since 1948. January, London School of Economics.
  19. Aran, A. (2010). The EU and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: Towards a New Engagement? Forum Académique sur la Sécurité en Europre March, Strasbourgh.
  20. Aran, A. (2010). The Second Lebanon War Revisited. Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World February, The School of Literatures, Languages, Cultures, University of Edinburgh.
  21. Aran, A. (2009). From Containment to Deterrence? Israel’s Policy towards Hamas and Hezbollah since 2000. BISA Conference December.
  22. Aran, A. (2009). The Second Lebanon War: A Turning Point in Israeli Foreign policy? November, SOAS.
  23. Aran, A. (2009). Israel’s Foreign Policy towards the PLO: The Impact of Globalization. Book Launch November, Department of International Politics, City University.
  24. Aran, A. (2009). Israel and Hamas after the War in Gaza. The EU and the Middle East Peace Process Task Force April, Paris.

Journal Article (5)

  1. Aran, A. and Ginat, R. (2014). Revisiting Egyptian Foreign Policy towards Israel under Mubarak: From Cold Peace to Strategic Peace. Journal of Strategic Studies, 37(4), pp. 556–583. doi:10.1080/01402390.2014.923766.
  2. Aran, A. (2012). Israel and the Arab Uprisings: A Provisional Analsysis. RUSI Journal, 157(5), pp. 56–61.
  3. Aran, A. (2012). Containment and territorial transnational actors: Israel, Hezbollah and Hamas. International Affairs, 88(4), pp. 835–855.
  4. Aran, A. (2012). Arbitrating the Israeli-Palestinian territorial dispute: A riposte. International Politics, 49(3), pp. 388–391. doi:10.1057/ip.2012.2.
  5. Aran, A. (2011). Foreign policy and globalization theory: The case of Israel. International Politics, 48(6), pp. 707–730. doi:10.1057/ip.2011.26.

Report (8)

  1. Aran, A. (2012). Israel and the Arab Uprisings. Europe Politics and Policy Group, London School of Economics.
  2. Aran, A. (2011). Keeping a Balance? Explaining Israel’s Defence and Social Welfare Expenditure in Historical Perspective. Seoul: Asia House.
  3. Aran, A. (2010). Between Palestine and Iran: Saudi-Arabia and the Arab-Israeli Conflict. ETN Zurich.
  4. Aran, A. (2009). ‘Paradigmatic Progress in Israel-Palestine?’ in International Relations and Security Network. ETN Zurich.
  5. Aran, A. (2009). The Israeli Palestinian Impasse in Strategic Update. IDEAS, LSE.
  6. Aran, A. (2008). Israel and the Palestinians after Annapolis. LFI.
  7. Aran, A. (2007). The Arab Peace Initiative: The Political Implications for the Arab-Israeli Conflict. LFI.
  8. Aran, A. Coming Full Circle in Gaza. Oxford Analytica.

Other Activities

Event/Conference (3)

  1. EU task force for peace in the Middle East. Paris (2010). Invited expert
  2. Forum on BBC’s media coverage of the Middle East. House of Lords, London (2010). Invited Expert
  3. Round-table on the Middle East. RUSI (2009). Invited Expert

Other (1)

  1. Member of the European Association of Israel Studies Steering Committee

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